Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Along Tulip Lanes

Hello! The annual tulip festival in my town is in full swing, which means the six miles of "tulip lanes" (designated city streets with curbside plantings) are in their full glory for all to enjoy. There have been years when the tulips bloom before the festival, and times when the flowers bloom later. But this year most appear to be right on schedule, and as always, the tulip lanes are truly a lovely sight! 

Thousands of people come from all over to see these tulips, but I'm lucky enough to live close to a couple of the tulip lanes. And so for those who can't make it to the festival, I took some pictures this morning for you to enjoy. 

Tulips whose petals have crinkly-looking edges.

A boulevard tulip lane means two rows of blooms to enjoy at once!

Another boulevard planting. 

Row after row of tulips, and as you can see, there's quite a variety of colors to view. 

A tulip lane sign points the way. 

My pictures scarcely do the tulips justice, plus it was a bit overcast this morning. But I hope you get some sense as to just how nice these plantings are!

If you'd like to learn more about the tulip lanes, go here.
The link will take you to the portion of the tulip festival website that discusses where tulips can be seen throughout the area. 

And of course, the website has information on other parts of the festival, such as Dutch dance, shows, events and more. I confess, I don't attend the shows and some of the events - but the tulip lanes are a must!


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